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The devil creates work for idle hands. (Someone with nothing to do will put the cats on the fire)

An duine aig nach eil càil ri dhèanamh, cuiridh na cait air an teine


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Island Highlights

Traigh Scarista

Facing out into the Atlantic Traigh Scarasta has dramatic views over the Sound of Taransay from its white sand beach.

Vatersay Bay

Vatersay is the southernmost inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides. It is now linked to Barra by a causeway which was completed in 1991

Luskentyre

The beach at Luskentyre is the largest and most spectacular of all the Harris beaches.

Bearsdaire

Berneray and the nearby island of Pabbay lie in the Sound of Harris between North Uist and Harris

Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Stones can be found near the village of Callanish in west Lewis just above Loch Roag.

Bagh Steinigidh

Bag Steinigidh lies between Scarasta and Borve on the west coast of Harris.

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

A beautiful reserve on the north west coast of North Uist with sandy beaches, rocky foreshore,, marshes and sand dunes.

St Kilda

St Kilda, a world double heritage site, is situated some 45 miles west of Grimnish Point on North Uist

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta Beach)

Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta) is a beautiful beach in the parish of Uig in south west Lewis.

Traigh Dhail Beag (Dalbeg)

Traigh Dail Beag (Dalbeg) is a lovely small bay and beach on the west side of Lewis.

Stornoway Harbour

Stornoway with its population of about 6000 is the main port and administrative centre on the Isle of Lewis.

Loch Bee

Loch Bee is a very large brackish loch which stretches from the west side of South Uist to the east side

Ardroil Sands

Camas Uige or Uig Bay is in a national scenic area in the south west of Lewis.

Dun Cuier

A well preserved iron age galleried dun situated on hill to the east of Cuier cemetery

Port Nis

Port Nis (Port of Ness) is in the parish of Ness, the most northerly parish in Lewis.

Miabhag

Miabhag (Miavag) is a small setttlemen in North Harris of just a few houses situated on the narrow single track road from Tarbet to Hushinish.

Conachair

Conachair at 376 metres is the highest point of St Kilda

Traigh Mhor

This beautiful beach is the spectacular site of Barra’s amazing airport – but only at low tide!

Tiumpan Head

Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis

St Clement's Church

St Clements Church is situated in the village of Rodel, South Harris. Construction started around 1520 by Alexander MacLeod of Dunvegan and Harris.

Camas na Clibhe (Cliff Beach)

Camas na Clibhe (Cliff beach) is a quartz sand beach situated on the Valtos peninsular in the Uig parish of Lewis.

Sound of Taransay

The Sound of Taransay lies between the main west coast of Harris and the beautiful island of Taransay.

Malacleit

Malacleit is a peaceful crofting village situated on the edge of Traigh Bhalaigh (Vallay) on the north coast of North Uist.

Ard Feinis

Ard Feinis is a rocky promontory just south of Mangurstadh in the south west of Lewis.

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  1. Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis
  2. Northton temple harris
    This area, from the township of Taobh Tuath to the headland of Rubh' an Teampaill, has numerous sites of archaeological significance.
  3. Statue of the famous grizzly bear Hercules, who escaped and went on the run during filming Benbecula in 1980. Find out more about the story at Langass Woodland.
  4. Beach laning in Barra
    The only place in the world where scheduled flights land on the beach!
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  1. Address

    Port Of Ness, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XA

    Telephone

    0845 6007090

    Isle Of Lewis

    Mariners are advised that the approaches to this pier can be affected by a heavy swell.

    Add Port of Ness to your Itinerary

  2. Address

    Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AA

    Telephone

    01870 603970

    Isle of North Uist

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience cultural interpretation that is imaginative and stimulating.

    Add Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre to your Itinerary

  3. Address

    Esplanade Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2XS

    Telephone

    01851 702688

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis


    Stornoway is situated 30 miles off the north west coast of Scotland it is the main seaport of the Hebridean Island chain and provides a vital link to mainland Britain.

    This lively bustling town has everything you would expect of a modern Commercial Port as well as including one of the leading slipway facilities on the West Coast and islands. A…

    Add Stornoway Marina to your Itinerary

  4. Address

    Dunard, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XD

    Telephone

    01871 810443

    Isle of Barra

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Unique adventures in stunning locations on the Isle of Barra. Our professional guides and instructors offer surf lessons, snorkelling close encounters with seals, beautiful sea kayak tours, and the ultimate adventure, coasteering,

    Add Barra Surf and Coastal Adventures to your Itinerary

  5. Address

    Castlebay, Isle Of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XD

    Telephone

    01871 810306

    Isle Of Barra

    The ferry berth is only available if there is no conflict with timetabled operations, permission should be obtained from the Pier Master. CalMac pier master controls area adjacent to pier but otherwise no Harbour Authority.

    Add Castlebay Ferry Port to your Itinerary

  6. Address

    Start: Liniclate, Benbecula, Finish: Grimsay

    Length: 22km / 13.5 miles
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    Add Section E: Walking the Hebridean Way - Liniclate to Grimsay to your Itinerary

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    Address

    18 Laxay, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9PJ

    Telephone

    07393 378303

    Isle of Lewis

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Join one of our fun and informative tours of Lewis or Harris visiting the main sites and beaches along the way.
    Private tours and any special requests by arrangement. Book online. Tel: 07803 808229

    Add Love Hebrides Guided Tours to your Itinerary

  8. Address

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS1 2XS

    Telephone

    01851 702688

    Isle of Lewis

    Stornoway is the largest harbour within the Outer Hebrides. It is well sheltered and easy to enter at all states of the tide. A listening watch is maintained on channel 12 VHF, by the port, and all vessels must request permission first.

    Add Stornoway Harbour - Approaches to your Itinerary

  9. Address

    Start: Northbay, Barra, Finish: Daliburgh, South Uist

    Length: 18km / 11 miles
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    Add Section B: Walking the Hebridean Way - Northbay to Daliburgh to your Itinerary

  10. Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Golden Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    Kestrel © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed Eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed eagle © Laurie Campbell
    White-tailed eagle © Laurie Campbell

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    Kershader, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9QA

    Isle Of Lewis

    This visitor centre, hostel and cafe have good views over the shore of loch Erisort, a sea loch regularly visited by white-tailed eagles. This is also an excellent place from which to explore the remote Pairc peninsula.

    Add Bird of Prey Trail - Ravenspoint to your Itinerary

  11. Address

    Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5UZ

    Isle of Barra

    This medieval castle was the seat of the Clan Macneil. Built in the 15th century it was abandoned in the early 18th century, with stones used for shipping ballast. It was rebuilt in 1956-70.

    Add 29. Kisimul Castle to your Itinerary

  12. Address

    Lochboisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

    Isle Of South Uist

    Awards

    • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

    Lochboisdale Harbour is a great base from which to explore the unspoilt beauty of the Outer Hebrides. Facilities available include: 52 sheltered berths, with lit walkways, access to power and water, shower block, disabled hoist, slipway

    Add Lochboisdale Harbour to your Itinerary

  13. Address

    Leverburgh, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS5 3TS

    Telephone

    0845 6007090

    Isle Of Harris

    The main pier at Leverburgh is 31m long with an alongside depth of 3.2 (MLWS) Chart 2642.

    Add Leverburgh Pier and Pontoon to your Itinerary

  14. Address

    Creagorry, Isle Of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, HS7 5PG

    Isle Of Benbecula

    In Gaelic, Benbecula means the ‘mountain of the ford’ and it's solitary hill, Rueval, is not exactly high. Once, crossing to the Uists meant fording the dangerous stretches of sands at low tide, but today the islands are connected by a series of causeways.

    Balivanich is the main administrative centre of this busy island, whose population is…

    Add C. Benbecula and Grimsay to your Itinerary

  15. Address

    Bun a'Mhuilinn, Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JH

    Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist


    Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Johnny, Peter and a young girl, Ceit are brought to South Uist.  They were referred to as "homers" as they had been in an orphanage and the Catholic Church had shipped them to South Uist and boarded them out with a families in Eriskay. This house in Eriskay is where…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Johnny's House to your Itinerary

  16. Address

    Skigersta, Ness, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0TH

    Ness, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph © David Wilson

    Skigersta harbour is where Peter May imagined to be "Crobost" harbour.  In The Blackhouse having spent many years as a detective in Edinburgh, he returns to Lewis to investigate the murder of an old school friend's brother Angus "Angel"  Macritchie. He revists his old haunts in Ness, where he was brought up - the…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Purple Boat at Skigersta Harbour to your Itinerary

  17. Address

    Pabbay, Uig, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9HU

    Uig, Isle Of Lewis


    Photograph of Pabbay from Reef Beach © David Wilson

    In The Chessmen, Uig Gala day is taking place at Ardroil beach in front of Uig Lodge. Fin and Gunn arrive looking for their suspect and end up in a boat chase which takes them past Gallan Head and into the caves at Pabbay.  Fin and Detective Gunn arrive at the caves and despite their best…

    Add Peter May Trilogy - Pabbay to your Itinerary

  18. Address

    Start: Tarbert, Harris, Finish: Scaladale, Harris

    Length: 14.5km / 9 miles
    Grade: Easy to moderate

    Add Section J: Walking the Hebridean Way - Tarbert to Scaladale to your Itinerary

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